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Visual tools for transforming information into knowledge

Author: David Hyerle; Arthur L Costa; Robert J Marzano
Publisher: Thousand Oaks (Calif.) : Corwin Press, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats

Featuring new research and examples, this practical resource focuses on brainstorming webs, graphic organizers, and concept maps to improve instruction and enhance students cognitive development.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hyerle; Arthur L Costa; Robert J Marzano
ISBN: 9781412924269 141292426X 9781412924276 1412924278
OCLC Number: 494475696
Description: 1 vol. (xx-167 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword by Robert J. MarzanoPrologue by Arthur L. CostaAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorSummary Definition of Visual ToolsIntroduction:Transforming Static Information Into Active Knowledge Blind Insights Right Now: Jumping the Achievement Gap for All Children Overview of the Book1. The Mapping Metaphor Cognitive Dissonance in Representation Systems The Elephant in the Room The Mapping Metaphor: Terra Incognita Mapping the Brain Visual Tools for Mapmaking The Foundation of the Mapping Metaphor: Seeing2. Facilitating the Networking Brain and the Patterning Mind Nonlinguistic and Linguistic Representations Research Studies on Graphic Organizers Reading Comprehension and Reading First Research Mapping Living Systems The Brain Is a Pattern Detector The Visual Brain The Mind Organizes Into Schematic Patterns Multiple Intelligences as Active Patterns Habits of Mind3. Using Visual Tools Clarifying a Confusion of Terms and Tools Content-Specific Visual Tools Defining Visual Tools Theory-Embedded Tools Types of Visual Tools Reviewing Your Toolkit Choosing Appropriate Visual Tools The Importance of Student Ownership of Visual Tools Saving Time Constructing Knowledge in Cooperative Groups Beyond Blueprints, Templates, and Blackline Masters4. Brainstorming Webs for Facilitating the Creative Mind Flow of Information and Knowledge Thinking in Pictures The Brain and Brainstorming The Misconceptions About Brainstorming Webs Webs for Facilitating Habits of Mind Software for Brainstorming Webs Brainstorming Webs for Collaborative Reflection, by David Schumaker Mind Mapping Viewing Book Reviews Mindscapes From Metaphors Seeking Personal Growth5. Graphic Organizers for Analytical Tasks An Overview of Graphic Organizers, by Greg Freeman Comparing Graphic Organizers and Brainstorming Webs Organizers for Habits of Mind Chunking, Memory, and the Organizing Brain Content-Specific Graphics as an Advanced Organizer Process-Specific Maps The Big-Picture Organizers Mapping Lesson Plans Design and Understanding6. Conceptual Mapping for Integrating Creative and Analytical Thinking Thinking About the Box Habits of Mind and Conceptual Maps When Thinking Became Popular Novak and Gowin's Concept Mapping Techniques The Inductive Tower Argument Maps and Rationale, by Tim Van Gelder Feedbacks and Flows in the System Connection Circles, by Rob Quaden and Alan Ticotsky Systems Thinking Leaving Tracks An Integration of Visual Representations: Teaching With Unit Visual Frameworks7. Thinking Maps: A Synthesis Language of Visual Tools A Short History of Thinking Maps Defining Thinking Maps as a Language Five Levels of Thinking Maps Implementation Differentiated Thinking Patterns for English-Language Learners, by Stefanie Holzman Essential Cognitive Questions Based in Standards Using Thinking Maps Software to Map the Standards, by Sarah Curtis From Students and Teachers to Leadership Development and Whole-Schools Transformations The Role of Thinking Maps in the Process of Becoming a Professional learning Community, by Larry Alper Whole System Change8. Thinking Maps for Special Needs, by Cynthia Manning Thinking Maps Give Me a Chance to Learn: Learning Prep Student Background on Learning Prep School Developing the Fundamental Psychological Processes Through Thinking Maps Thinking Maps and High-Stakes Testing Teachers and Students See the Success Thinking Maps and "the Real World" In ConclusionReferences and Further ReadingIndex
Responsibility: David Hyerle ; prologue by Arthur L. Costa ; foreword by Robert J. Marzano.


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